Hello Monday! I’m actually (finally) beginning to feel human again! I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, I do it in a big way.
Monday means music, and our talented Spotlight Dancer Alex J. Cavanaugh has chosen Guitar Solos for this week’s theme. What a challenge, particularly since guitar solos seem to be a distant memory in songs to avoid that whole ‘ego’ thing.
We’re going to start off with a phenomenal guitarist who has inspired guitar enthusiasts for many years.
Next up is one of my all-time favorite artists who is well known for his magic fingers, too. During his last concert tour, he played this instrumental song while a kid selected from the audience gets to come up on stage and play Mario Kart on the big screens.
Pretty cool, no? This artist was quoted as saying:
“What happens when a bunch of hillbillies wind up with a 60-foot television screen? They hook-up a Nintendo to it!”
Next up is an oldie that has to be featured today, being that it’s this artist’s most famous recordings that has been covered by many artists, and received several honors and accolades. It’s also considered to be one of the most recognizable songs in music history.
The song is ranked as number seven on Rolling Stone’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Here’s the dynamic Chuck Berry with “Johnny B. Goode”:
Just for fun, I also picked this version Back To The Future movie with Michael J. Fox:
Next up is a song that I’ve always loved, and thought it was cool when a myriad of artists paid tribute to the band who originally did this song. One of my favorite artists did this song as his contribution to the tribute album, and the original group is in the video as well.
Give a listen to my boy Brad Paisley (tributing and featuring ZZ Top) with “Sharp Dressed Man”:
Last, but definitely not least (apparently the theme of guitar solo is also resulting in multiple selections of the same artist – but he’s just that good!) This next song is a duet between two of my favorite artists that was released in 2008 (and was the only single from that album) and is also one of only four non-instrumental tracks on the album.
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!